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Henry Eyring Turley: A Texas-sized life

Young, K.J. (2008) Henry Eyring Turley: A Texas-sized life. Chiropractic History, 28 (2). pp. 93-98.


Henry Eyring Turley was born on 7 June 1902 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Be-cause of a logging accident he attended a chiropractor for his injuries and became interested in chiropractic as a career. He moved to San Antonio and graduated from Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) in December 1924. After practicing in Mexico for a few years, he moved back to the United States and joined the faculty of his alma mater 10 March 1927. Turley had interests in neurology and radiology and authored texts on both subjects. Known for sitting for graduation photos holding an x-ray tube and, ever popular with students, he continued on the faculty for thirty-eight years, finishing when the school moved to Pasadena from San Antonio in 1965. During this time, he gave many postgraduate lectures, participated in extra-curricular activities such as singing with a quartet and playing on a basket-ball team at the TCC. He also found time to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1947. He continued in private practice until 1990 and died 19 July 1997 in Boerne, Texas. He is very well-remembered at TCC; in 1979 the Turley Anatomical Building was dedicated and the 2006-2008 school prospectus features his photo.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Chiropractic and Sports Science
Publisher: Association for the History of Chiropractic
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